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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
this will be romney's seventh speech on foreign policy. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez gets to keep his job for another seven years, but his re-election came in the slimmest margin ever in his nearly 14 years in power. actor danny glover, a longtime supporter of chavez, was on hand for a day of heavy voter turnout. chavez's opponent, a former state governor, accused him of using the oil to his advantage. >>> well, talk about wedding crashers. in philadelphia, police had to break up a brawl involving almost 100 guests from two separate wedding parties. one man died of a heart attack and several people were injured, and it was all captured on cell phone video. >> reporter: it was anything but bliss on this wedding night in philadelphia. guests of two separate wedding parties duking it out. >> i was actually up on the second floor watching. >> it was bedlam. it really was out of hand. >> very loud and very obnoxious. >> reporter: that's the voice of 15-year-old max schultz, a guest at the hotel. he witnessed the wild brawl and recorded it on his cell phone. >> just started punching each other
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:30pm EDT
the speech that romney gave today. i know he did emphasize for a while, libya, of course that has been an ongoing situation for the united states. >> reporter: in fact, it was all benghazi, benghazi, and that is really the reason, the romney campaign attacking the white house on foreign policy, they believe that the white house is lacking in the foreign policies. they worry that the al-qaeda affiliates were active in the campaign militias. daryl issa is holding hearings this wednesday, focusing in part on this e-mail from the embassy in tripoli, last february, asking to leave a special team in libya for another four months. the commander of that team will reportedly testify that ambassador chris stevens, who of course died in the raid, wanted to keep the team even longer but of course was let down. it is not clear how long the security agents stayed. tonight, they say the original team was being fazed out as libya teams took over, and could not have prevented the fatal attack in benghazi. the top terrorism official is on his way to libya to make his own assessment tomorrow. so you can
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 6:03pm EDT
more with republican presidential nominee mitt romney closing in on president obama's lead. >> he delivered a foreign policy speech in virginia today. sally kidd joins us in washington with that story. >> mitt romney delivered a blistering critique of the president was a foreign policy record and the obama campaign pushed back. romney said the president has failed to lead on the world stage. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape history. not to lead from behind. unfortunately, that is where we find ourselves in the middle east under president obama. >> america's ability to influence events for the better in iraq has been undermined by the abrupt withdrawal of our presence. >> the president has failed to lead in syria, he said. >> pilot extremists are flowing in. our ally turkey has been attacked. >> they responded to rahm a's speech in a conference call. >> is full of platitudes and free of substance. >> behind the tough talk, he has been erratic, and steady, and irresponsible in his audition on the world stage
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: one day ahead of a major foreign policy speech in virginia, today mitt romney continued assaulting the president's domestic record at a rally in st. lucy, florida. >> i have an opportunity for america right now that's going to get this economy going and create jobs, jobs and more jobs. 12 million jobs, to be specific. >> reporter: earlier, republican surrogates like newt gingrich were out in force on four leading political shows saying the president's debate performance and the administration's response to the latest jobs report. >> the unemployment report has fallen to its lowest since i took office. >> when you have a white house celebrating a 7.8% unemployment record tells a lot about the failed add miministratiadminist policies. >> they had full charge of the first two years, and the policies this president put in place actually made it worse. the middle class is being buried under this administration. >> reporter: meantime, paul ryan enjoyed a mostly leisurely sunday. making a trip to the pumpkin patch with his family. >> how are you feeling about the debate? >> wha
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
. that's what i talked about. a lot of mitt romney, you know, i've listened to a lot of his speeches. he talks about the same thing. this is a foundational election. this is an election about what we are. well, who are we, and i think that's why i put this book out there, talking about who we are as americans, because barack obama has a different vision than our founders' vision of what america is to be, and that's fine. he wants to transform america, but from what to what, and this book answers the question from what, a country that believes in our founding documents of god-given rights and limited government and free people being able to form families and communities and build a great america from the bottom up as opposed to president obama's view which is, no. you know, we can't do that anymore. it's not fair. we need the government to make those decisions and allocate resources and opportunity, not the people. so i think more of that talk, and i think, again, if you listen to romney's speeches, he does talk about those things, but we're trying to reinforce that out among the grass ro
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
, everyone. mitt romney delivers a major speech on foreign policy in virginia set to accuse president obama of being massive on middle eastern affairs and a failing to back up words with action. president obama meanwhile campaigns in california where he headed a celebrity -- driven fund-raiser, his campaign released an ad calling romney amateur itch and inexperienced on foreign policy. joran van der sloot has reportedly impregnated a woman who visited him in prison. he's serving a 28-year sentence for murdering a young woman. the paper says the pregnancy is beyond the third month and the paper says van der sloot confirmed the news in a phone call. >>> police believe a backpack and water bottle found sunday belonged to an a denver-area girl. the items were found miles from jessica ridgeway's home. police intensified their search for jessica this weekend. she was last seen on her way to meet classmates on her way to school but she never arrived. now more from wall street. good morning to you, kayla. >> reporter: wall street is relatively sleeping on this columbus day holiday, but investors ar
NBC
Oct 1, 2012 3:30am EDT
romney. you talked about his shortcomings, a failure to connect with people as a candidate. that criticism has not gone away. and then you had his secretly recorded speech at a fundraiser where he talked about the 47% believing that they were victims much. the obama campaign made an ad that puts some pictures to those words. i want to play a portion of it and get you to respond. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. and they will vote for this president no matter what. and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince those people that they should take responsibility for their own lives. >> how will anybody buy that he cares about 100% of the country after those remarks? >> first of all, david, where i am, i couldn't see the images in the ad. i could just hear the voiceover so i can't comment on
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
romney face off in their first debate, but a 2007 speech by then senator obama is generating criticism from conservatives who say his words are racially charged. the obama campaign is fighting back saying romney's allies are just trying to distract from romney's secretly taped remarks about 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. and can you watch tonight's debate live starting at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific right here on nbc. >>> former penn state graduate assistant mike mcqueary has filed suit against the university for defamation and misrepresentation. mcqueary's account that he witnessed jerry sandusky showering with a boy back in 2001 helped bring the charges that led to the former assistant football coach's conviction. mcqueary is seeking millions in damages allege the university mistreated him after the sexual abuse scandal surfaced. sandusky is not commenting on the complaint. >>> the latest search for jimmy hoffa has turned up nothing but dirt. police were searching a backyard in suburban detroit where a credible tipster told them a man, possibly the long missing f
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
mitt romney with fact-checking and challenging what he said in the debate in advertisements and speeches, but they will not have that same, large audience. >> peter noted that later in the week, the vice presidential debate will take place. could that be a potential game changer given the uneven debate we just saw this past week? >> normally the vice presidential debates are not that key, but now all eyes will be on joe biden to show that he can do a better job than his boss, if you will, president obama against paul ryan and this will be a tough debate. i've been told david axelrod had been planning to take charge of the debate camp, and now he is in charge with the vice president's team. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. >> you bet. >>> another story we're following tonight, gas prices. they're dropping across much of the country which make the soaring increases in california all the more startling. the average price there $4.61 for a gallon of regular, the highest it's ever been. nbc's diana alviar. >> reporter: prices like these make californians consider staying at home. >
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
tonight than many people realize. as for mitt romney, don't be surprised if he tries to get libya in the conversation. yes, it's an economy debate, but he's got a big libya foreign policy speech that he'd like to do in the next couple of days. >> chuck todd part of our team there. andrea mitchell is another part of our political team in denver. she'll be fact checking the debate for us during our coverage later tonight. but because of breaking news on two fronts, libya and syria, tonight we come to you in your capacity as our chief foreign affairs correspondent. what do you know on both? >> reporter: well, the president was briefed on this latest incident. today syria, according to the u.s. and nato, attacked turkey, which is, of course, a nato ally and a strong u.s. ally across the border with mortar fire killing reportedly five civilians in a residential area near the border. turkey then retaliated. tonight there was an emergency meeting in brussels. the nato ministers condemning syria for this attack. and also the president, the white house issued a statement from the national
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
statistics cooks these numbers. >> reporter: as his campaign shows new momentum, romney is also trying to put his biggest gaffe behind him, repudiating his own comments about the so called 47%. >> well, clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case, i said something that's just completely wrong. >> reporter: mitt romney has campaign events this week in florida, but around those events he'll be joined by senator rob portman, the one that plays president obama in the debate camp practice sessions. mitt romney is getting ready for the next session, next debate, hoping his mum carries over next week. >> john harwood is cnbc's chief washington correspondent. thanks for being here. i don't know if it's possible to strip politics away from these new unemployment numbers, but if you can, explain, does the president get credit for these numbers coming down, and how real are they? >> well, the president gets credit or blame for whatever the economic conditions are on
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